Because I owe it to myself, my family, my colleagues, and my clients to implement safe showing practices,

I pledge not to show any home to a stranger without first meeting them at the office or a public place and asking them to submit identification.

Pledges

704

Randy Kramer

Iowa Realty

Ben Bryant

Associated Realty, LLC

Steve Biley

Iowa Realty

Mark Hoffman

Iowa Realty

Nathan Heaberlin

United Real Estate Professionals

Abigail Bentz-Stevens

Iowa Realty

Alex Wick

Remax Precision

Frank Fazio

Iowa Realty - Valley West

Cora Larsen

Iowa Realty

Dorie Huddleston

Fraise Auction & Real Estate

Whitney Sturtz

Iowa Realty

Maria Rocha

Keller Williams

Amanda Lang

Iowa Realty Ankeny

Laurel Pangman

Keller Williams

Angie Sly

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Debbie Moon-Davis

Keller Williams

Erin Haemer

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Dina Siedenburgs

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Joe Cox

Iowa Realty

Toni Hamman

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Dianne Humphrey

Realty Xperts

Jordan A. Johnson

Homeworks Realty

Kimba Chelesvig

Homeworks Realty LLC

Cassi Swim

Indianola Iowa Realty

Laura Oswald

Iowa Realty Waukee

Eileen M Perrin

Beaverdale

Daniel Vierling

Iowa Realty

Vicki Loebig

Waukee, Iowa

julie moulton

Moulton & Associates, Realtors

Christine Barrows

Century21sre

Jennifer Green

Keller Williams

Annie Mitchell

Iowa Realty Valley West

Cassidy Shreve

EXIT Realty Lora & Company

Jami Rogers

Iowa Realty

Lisa Ashley

Stevens Realty

Andrea Rivera-Smith

Iowa Realty-South

Lynette Morrison

Iowa Realty

Gina Schnathorst

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Phil Porter

REMAX Real Estate Group

Josi Arguello

Keller Williams-Ankeny

Sloane Baker

Iowa Realty

Lyndsey Lamb

Century 21 Signature Real Estate

Cher pingel

Home realty

Carol Lunde

Keller Williams of greater Des Mojnes

Connie Thingstad

Home reslty

Sherri Smith

Hunziker & Associates Realtors

Alicia Panyard

Friedrich Iowa Realty

Danny Waugh

Keller Williams Ames

K'Lynn Lynn

ReMax Real Estate Center

Camilla Hamilton

Iowa Realty

Stephanie Davis

RE/MAX Precision

Chad A. Said

Pearl City Iowa Realty

Dawn Williams

Pearl City Iowa Realty

Mark Kamps

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals

Hilary Holmes

EXIT Realty Group

Michael Allmon

N P Dodge

John Goede

Century 21 Jacobsen Real Estate

Deb Fowler

Century21 Property Professionals

Cathy Ribbink

Exit Realty Group

Sara D. Hungate McCleary

Mississippi Valley Realtors

George Granberg

Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors

Marci Ferguson

Remax Real Estate Center

Cheryl Baker

RE/MAX Professionals

Mary Ness

Norsemen Realty Team Friedrich Iowa Realty

Anna Mack

Pearl City Iowa Realty

Cindy Miller

C21 Property Professionals

Becca Hasbrouck

REALTOR® Remax Real Estate Center

Steven Campbell

Julian Campbell, Realtors

Jen Burkamper

RE/MAX Real Estate Center

Diane Poore

EllisPoore RE

Ana Stare

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE GROUP

Brenda Phongsavanh

Iowa Realty

Matt Funk

RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Wriglee Ewing

Iowa Realty

Debbie Foote

NP Dodge

Tammy K Miller

Colburn & Elk Iowa Realty

Gloria Aguilar

KEller Williams Realty

Heather Noel McMulin

heather.mcmulin@realestateconcepts.net

Michael Anderson

Decker And Co. Real Estate

Mary Jo Morgan

Iowa Realty

Matt Posusta

Iowa Realty

Wendy Beal

Iowa Realty

Rayanne

Iowa Realty

Amanda A Kellerhals

Iowa Realty

Brooks Maronn

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Allen Kehm

Iowa Realty Jordan Creek

Lori A Phelan

BHHS First Realty

samy awad

keller williams

Wendy Mundy

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Brenda Weigel

Hunziker and Associates, Realtor

Jo Jenkins

RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Robin Moyer

Keller Williams Greater Des Moines

Elizabeth Salaba

HomeWorks

Mary Crist

Kellr Williams GDM

Christopher Jarabek

KW GDSM

Marcie Strouse

Bassman Real Estate

Daniel Arredondo

Keller Williams Realty Greater Des Moines

Susan m sawvell

Keller Williams Ankeny Metro

Lindsey Dacey

Century 21

Satyra Shorter

Iowa Realty Beaverdale

Identified Prospects

REALTORS® understand an "identified" prospect to be someone who you know personally, was referred to you by someone you know and trust, has been pre-qualified by a lender, or has provided you a copy of a government issued photo identification

Recommended Practices

Showings

  • Unless the request comes from a personal acquaintance, or someone referred to you directly from somebody you trust, we should never meet a stranger at a home for a showing unless we have first met them at our office (during office hours) or at a public place (if no one is at the office).
  • We should request Identification from all prospective buyers, and provide copies of identification to our offices in accordance with our respective office policies.
  • We should use the buddy system whenever we are unsure about a showing, and should make ourselves available to our colleagues if they should ever feel the need to take someone with them or feel unsafe.
  • We should always follow our intuition, and never step into situations that we feel uneasy about.
  • During showings, park your car in front of the property rather than in the driveway or in the garage, so that you avoid having your car blocked in.
  • Let the prospect walk in front of you. Don't lead them, but rather direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, "The master suite is in the back of the house."
  • Don't get cornered. Stand near an exit whenever possible. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside.

Open Houses

  • Consider having someone join you for the open house, whether a fellow agent, a friend, or family member.
  • Implement an Identification system for Opens that allows you to take a snapshot of visitors ID’s before allowing them access to the home.
  • Always let someone who is not at the open house know what hours you are conducting your open house and have them check in on you from time to time.
  • When the open house has ended, call your friend and let them know all is well.

General

  • We should all consider the nature of our personal marketing and be aware that our advertising may place us at increased risk of being profiled by potential perpetrators.
  • We should respect and abide by the request from sellers who have selected the “Safe Showing” option for their property and only show these listings to properly “identified” buyers.